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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What song would have been good in a Dead acoustic set

What song would have been nice in a Dead acoustic set.

My choice:

DEAD TUNE> FOOLISH HEART

COVER TUNE> COUNTRY ROADS- JOHN DENVER

This post was modified by Chris Freedom on 2007-03-12 21:04:15

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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What song would have been good in a Dead acoustic set

Given Jerry's love of the Beatles, it would have been cool to do an acoustic Beatles cover. Blackbird, maybe? I can definitely hear that in Jerry's voice.

"Take these broken wings and learn to fly".

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What song would have been good in a Dead acoustic set

Gila-M

Bobby did that acoustic with the Dead, it was either the best or worse thing ever depending on who you talked to.
It probably would have gone over better if Garcia got more involved with it. As I recall it seemed more of a Weir thing at the time.

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Poster: smi2les Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What song would have been good in a Dead acoustic set

Berta >
U.S Blues >
Throwing Stones >
Loser

Go from there .............

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What song would have been good in a Dead acoustic set

Smiles
THe only one on that list I am not to keen on is Throwing Stones, I still admire that tune but I am pretty tired of it.


I like all the Jerry tunes -U.S. Blues, Loser & Bertha are all really good choices in my opinion.

It would be nice to have an acoustic Bertha in the archive!

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:56pm
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They did throwing stones acoustic at the P&F show in '94.

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: smi2les Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:42pm
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I think Weir/Throwing Stone acoustic would really be heart felt, or a grate newer wave pogo tune.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:56pm
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smi2les

There is an acoustic demo of Throwin Stones floating around somewhere. I used to have it on a rarities tape.

goodnight, stay out of trouble!

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Mar 12, 2007 5:37pm
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actually, most of the Dead (under Phil & Friends title) played this acoustic on 9/24/94 @ Berkeley. It's Jerry, Phil, Billy, and Vince. This is my favorite Throwing Stones. This whole show is incredible, and available here on SBD - under Phil & Friends.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:06pm
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Dead songs...

Jack Straw
Eyes of the World

Cover songs...

Dirty Work
Werewolves of London
Visions of Johanna

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:12pm
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stratocaster
It is amazing they have never played an acoustic Jack Straw, come to think of it the 1980 acoustic shows did not feature any songs that I can think of where Bobby & Jerry trade off verses.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:19pm
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it is pretty amazing thinking about it, as far as i know they never did an acoustic jack straw, they did truckin and speedway acoustic, ujb acoustic

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:28pm
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st stephen acoustic would be interesting...

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:29pm
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I wonder what they would have gone into next after an acoustic
St. Stephen- How about Jack Straw!

What would be the answer to the answer man?
WE CAN SHARE THE WOMEN, WE CAN SHARE THE WINE !

Stephen>Jack Straw
Yeah, that would do it!

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:20pm
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Jack Straw would have been a great choice, too bad it was not debut till late 71. All the other stuff had their acoustic try outs in 70. Most of them never returned in 80.

I also second the ALTHEA!! It was probably too young a tune in 80 for Garcia to feel comfortable with trying.

Too bad we didn't get more acoustic sets - they had such impact.

Jerry's vocals on To Lay me Down are just killer

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:50pm
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Hey Jersey Zim,

Another one like that is "It must have been the Roses"

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:38pm
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I was in for the London Werewolves and it was intense,
To hear Jerry howling made the whole tour for me!

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:41pm
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Anyone ever hear an acoustic Althea? Works for me.

A set of Dylan tunes covered acoustically would also shine.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:59pm
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Dan
There was a thread on Sunday about "It's all over now, Baby Blue" I would have liked to have heard that one acoustic.

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:41pm
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how 'bout an acoustic Eleven? or Dark Star? hehe...

more realistically:
black muddy river

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 3:46pm
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Jammin J
I was wondering if anyone had ever taken the Dark Star and played it with a full orchestra, Heck if Aerosmith could do it with 'Dream On' somebody could fire up a Dark Star. I could see Phil conducting the whole thing!

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Mar 12, 2007 4:00pm
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Chris,

There are 21 Dark Stars that have never shown up in circulation - The most mysterious of all is the Buffalo 3/17/70 w/ Buffalo symphony orchestra.

There are no known tapes of this performance but I had read a few eye witness stories before.

This is one of the most myterious shows in Dead history and there are very few details. Would make a great research project!! Seems to be people on both sides of this one.

Happened / Never Happened?????

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 13, 2007 10:52am
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Never happened. See my response in that thread for details.

Still--remember how D.S. often came from an acoustic Mountains of the Moon? The lead in jamming was sweet. Wonder what it would have sounded like if they kept going on acoustically into D.S.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:07pm
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He's Gone.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 12, 2007 2:25pm
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Yeah , that tune is so cool they could play it acoustic in the first set and then turn around and play it electric in the second set and I would be stoked!

"nine mile skid on a ten mile ride"

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 12, 2007 6:21pm
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An acoustic "Comes A Time" or "Crazyfingers" would have been outrageous.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 13, 2007 9:08am
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Skuzzlebutt

Crazy Fingers acoustic how sweet would that have been!